Education in Prisons Program

Under the Education in Prisons Program, 7 schools in 6 prisons around Greece will be supported with the purchase of technological and electrical equipment as well as printed material. Schools in Prisons offer inmates the opportunity not only to acquire education, but, most importantly, to discover their talents, believe in their abilities and regain their self-confidence. Supporting the effective operation and evolvement of these schools is essential to ensuring they continue their work and the advancement of the quality of education offered to inmates. 

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, taking into consideration continuously growing crime rates, immigrant entries into the country and overall incarceration rates, came to the conclusion that by helping enhance the efforts of the above mentioned schools, through the implementation of the Education in Prisons Program, an overall decrease of violent behaviors both inside and outside prison can be achieved.

The following 7 schools are part of the Education in Prisons Program: